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Ordinands Retreat

2–5 January 2020 (Thu–Sun)

An opportunity for Ordinands and their families to take time out from the pressure of training in the comfort and beauty of Lee Abbey. Bishop Nick will help us reflect on God, ministry and life. As usual there will be a full children’s programme each morning.

 

Children under 17 are free of charge, Adults £99 per person in a non-ensuite room, £138 in an ensuite room.

“Informative, stimulating, delightful speaker – I learnt a lot.” — A recent guest
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Who's speaking?

Bishop Nick Baines

The Rt Revd Nick Baines became the first Bishop of Leeds, an area covering West Yorkshire & the Dales in June 2014. Bishop Nick was previously Bishop of Bradford (2011-14), and before that was Bishop of Croydon (in the Diocese of Southwark). He read German and French at Bradford University and, before ordination, worked for four years as a Russian linguist at GCHQ. Bishop Nick is known for his engagement with the media. He has 15,000 followers on Twitter and his posts attract between 500 and 2,000 views on a good day. He is frequently asked to comment nationally on topical issues and is regularly heard on the Zoe Ball Show on Radio 2 and ‘Thought for the Day’ on Radio 4. He has a keen interest in music, literature, art, film, theatre and football. He’s married to Linda (a health visitor and artist) and they have three adult children: Richard, Melanie and Andrew, and three grandchildren.

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What to expect

Wondering what it will be like to stay at Lee Abbey for a retreat or a holiday?

You will get a warm welcome from the Community, a beautiful home to stay in, delicious meals, a well resourced library, quiet spaces to relax in, 288 acres of our estate to explore, excellent teaching, vibrant worship and entertainment. For more information about Lee Abbey’s ministry or details on how to support us, see “About Lee Abbey”. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Bedrooms

Fully refurbished in 2016, comfortable and welcoming

Rooms to meet and relax

Spaces around the house for you to unwind, chat, learn and worship

Our great outdoors

280 acres of Exmoor coast and beach, for walks, sport and even stargazing

Meals and special diets

Three meals a day, tea, coffee and cake are included for all guests.

Teaching and worship

There'll be sung worship and talks you can join each morning if you like

Workshops and activities

The Community will offer prayers, walks and entertainment for you

Families and children

On family holiday weeks, they'll have a whale of a time too!

Pastoral support

We would love to listen to and pray with you during your stay

Prices and practicalities

The nitty-gritty - prices, discounts, directions, disability access and more

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